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adjective. ['ˈɛmənənt'] standing above others in quality or position.
Rhymes with Eminent
How do you pronounce eminent?
Pronounce eminent as ˈɛmənənt.
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Sentences with eminent
Share your knowledge to become an eminent leader in your industry.
2. Noun, singular or mass
A government or government agent can use the power of eminent domain to destroy or damage private property.
Quotes about eminent
1. No student ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of him: it is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required, that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction.
- Charles Kendall Adams
2. Plenty of mathematicians, Hardy knew, could follow a step-by-step discursus unflaggingly—yet counted for nothing beside Ramanujan. Years later, he would contrive an informal scale of natural mathematical ability on which he assigned himself a 25 and Littlewood a 30. To David Hilbert, the most eminent mathematician of the day, he assigned an 80. To Ramanujan he gave 100.
- Robert Kanigel, The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan
adjective. ['ˈɛmənənt'] of imposing height; especially standing out above others.